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Higher ed budget cuts come with a price

With further cuts looming over higher education in Arizona, public universities are finding ways to rely less on the state for funding at the expense of the students they serve.... Read more»

Latin stereotypes prevalent in film, TV. Will Disney’s new princess be another?

Disney introduced a new princess to its Magic Kingdom this month, but the public’s response was about much more than the style of her dress or what type of animal friends she will have. Princess Elena of Avalor will arrive to the Disney Junior network in 2016 as the first Latina princess and her character is spurring conversations on what it truly means to represent a Latin American in pop culture.... Read more»

Bill would 'completely gut' Arizona open meeting law

A lawmaker said Arizona’s open meeting law stifles informal discussions and wants to allow elected boards to talk out of the public eye. The current law requires all meetings that include a quorum of a government body to take place in public. Critics said the proposal would defeat the purpose of transparency laws.... Read more»2

Classical music flowers at Desert Song Festival

The third annual event features collaboration by local groups with national guest artists in a celebration of opera & art song, including concerts by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, UA Presents, Tucson Chamber Artists, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tucson Guitar Society and the UA School of Music.... Read more»

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Nearby border makes Tucson epicenter of Az’s heroin epidemic

A little more than an hour up Interstate 19 from the border, Tucson has become an epicenter of Arizona's heroin epidemic. A Cronkite News analysis of state data shows the five ZIP codes that saw the most overdoses between 2009 and 2013 were all in metropolitan Tucson.... Read more»

Hispanic graduation rates signify looming troubles

In the United States, Hispanic students are almost twice as likely to drop out of high school as their peers. Locally in Arizona, where a growing number of Hispanics are already a sizeable chunk of the population, the trend in academic underachievement within the demographic is especially troubling.... Read more»2

Tedski’s top Tucson soccer moments of 2014

Here's one of those year-in-review articles, but this one's more interesting because it's about the Beautiful Game. Donny Toia made the big time, again. Odaine Sinclair's near-impossible goal for FC Tucson got world-wide attention. Tony Amato turned around the Wildcats, while both PCC teams were conference champs.... Read more»

Life in the dark: A night with a UA astronomer

Atop the Santa Catalina Mountains, a UA astronomer burns the midnight oil to collect gamma ray emissions from a black hole estimated to be 4 billion light years away.... Read more»

Az college leaders tout STEM at White House meeting

Hundreds of college leaders from across the country – and at least four from Arizona – reviewed hundreds of different programs at the second White House College Opportunity Summit. They included Michael Crow of ASU, Brian Mueller of Grand Canyon University, and Lee Lambert, chancellor of Pima Community College.... Read more»

Phoenix mayor: City's innovations make it global competitor

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a Washington audience Wednesday that the recession forced the city to reinvent itself, sparking major improvements in higher education, transportation and other areas in its “innovation-based” economy.... Read more»

U.S., Az universities set foreign student enrollment records

While the number of foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges rose 8 percent in the last year, schools in Arizona more than kept pace, with international enrollment growing by 16 percent. Arizona's 15,442 foreign students ranked it 18th among states. ... Read more»1

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No. 1 Texas A&M beats UA soccer 7-2

The Aggies ended the Wildcats’ season, winning the match 7-2. Arizona finished with a 11-8-2 record while Texas A&M advanced to the Sweet 16. "We ran into a really good team tonight,” coach Tony Amato said. “They were firing on all cylinders and it felt like everything they shot in the first half went in."... Read more»

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UA soccer freezes out OK State, advances to 2nd round

The University of Arizona Wildcat soccer team earned a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State on Friday afternoon in Stillwater, Okla. In 30-degree temperatures, the Wildcats battled to beat the Cowgirls for the second time this season. It was the third NCAA Tournament victory in program history.... Read more»

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Wildcat plays first College Cup game since 2005

After several seasons of mediocre records, the Arizona Wildcats are poised to make a trip to the NCAA College Cup. “I think what it means is that reporters are going to have a lot higher expectations about what we do,” said coach Tony Amato with a laugh.... Read more»

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Stoian nets 2, leads Wildcats to 2-1 win over Utah

The UA Wildcat soccer team went to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes on Friday and they were victorious, winning 2-1. The Wildcats moved to 10-5-2 on the year.... Read more»

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